""A beautifully written and understated thriller..." "
November 1957. Six teenage girls walk in the churning Derbyshire mists, the first chills of winter in the air. Their voices carrying across the fields, they follow the old train tracks into the dark tunnel of the Cutting. Only five reappear on the other side.
OCTOBER 2017. Feverishly fixated on a childhood friend, Nina's dying mother makes a plea: 'Find Valerie'.
DC Connie Childs - off balance after her last big case - is partnered with a new arrival to Brampton, DC Peter Dahl. Following up on what seems like a routing death by natural causes, DC Childs' old instincts kick in, pointing her right back to one cold evening in 1957. As Connie starts to broaden her enquiries, the investigation begins to move increasingly close to home.